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March 2, 2013

Lewis up by two at HSBC

SINGAPORE — Stacy Lewis made six birdies to shoot a 6-under 66 and take a two-stroke lead after Friday’s second round of the HSBC Women’s Champions.

Lewis, the reigning LPGA Player of the Year, was at 11-under 133 at Sentosa Golf Club.

She led a pack of six players tied for second: Ariya Jutanugarn (66), Na Yeon Choi (66), Chella Choi (67), Paula Creamer (67), Sun Young Yoon (68) and overnight leader Azahara Munoz (70).

Top-ranked Yani Tseng stumbled with a double bogey on the par-5 4th hole and shot a 73. She was in tie for 21st at 3 under.

Lewis has started the new season with the same form that saw her win four titles last year and climb to fourth in the world rankings.

The 28-year-old American also held the 36-hole lead last weekend at the LPGA Honda Thailand tournament — matching her career-best round of 63 in the process — before shooting a 76 in the third round and winding up in third place.

European Tour: CENTURION, South Africa — Charl Coetzee of South Africa shot a 7-under 65 to hold the clubhouse lead by a stroke Friday when a thunderstorm halted the second round of the Tshwane Open.

Coetzee was at 12 under on the Els Club course at Copperleaf Golf Estate.

Mark Tullo of Chile shot a 66, while Dawie Van Der Walt of South Africa was also at 11 under after 14 holes in the co-sanctioned European and Sunshine Tour event.

Fifty-four of 156 players were unable to complete their round. Among them was two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain, who needs to birdie one of his closing two holes to make the cut.

— AP

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